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Most Venerable Order of the Hospital of Saint John of Jerusalem, Priory of England and the Islands, St John Ambulance Association badge
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Most Venerable Order of the Hospital of Saint John of Jerusalem, Priory of England and the Islands, St John Ambulance Association badge
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Circular polychrome enamel and bronze badge; the face with a circular central red enamel medallion with a gilt-edged white enamel Maltese cross centrally with a gilt lion between the arms upper left and lower right and a gilt unicorn between the arms lower left and upper right, all within a black enamel ring inscribed in gilt letters ‘THE ST. JOHN AMBULANCE ASSOCIATION’, a gilt Maltese cross at the base; the reverse inscribed ‘REGISTERED AT / ST. JOHNS GATE / LONDON’, with glue residue, the pin for wear now absent; diameter 19.28mm (0.76 inch). St. John Ambulance was founded in 1877 as a subsidiary charity of the Venerable Order of St. John to train ordinary members of the public in first aid to treat the victims of the then frequent accidents in the workplace and also to provide first aid assistance at events. Today the Association is the leading British charity providing first aid training and assistance. This example is from the first half of the twentieth century.

 
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